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The art & business of making movies.
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- First issue: 1993
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Issue 48
September/October/November 2002
Cover Story: Martin Scorsese's Comfortable State of Anxiety by Timothy Rhys He might well be America's greatest living director, but don't tell that to Martin Scorsese. He's still learning, still growing and still surprising us after all these years. Gangs of New York, his new 'eastern western,' is his biggest canvas yet. Bright Lights, Small Community by Christopher Henderson with Brita Wanger Can NYC lay claim to being the heart of American independent cinema? The Indie Distribution Crisis by David Geffner Though huge grosses from sleepers like My Big Fat Greek Wedding have industry wags trumpeting a new golden age, the real world of independent cinema is in crisis mode. The Growth of a Film Artist: Part II by Shelley Friedman Ray Carney returns for another of his spirited, thought-provoking rants. The Dos and Don'ts of DV Moviemaking by John Gaspard & Dale Newton Two vet moviemakers share a host of DV tips and techniques. The Truth About Jonathan Demme by Phillip Williams The Oscar-winning director has never shied away from exploring the troubled contours of the American story landscape. But his latest film reveals a more playful side. Remaking Film History by Coby Carlucci & James L. Menzies With a full slate of remakes coming soon (again) to theaters near you, MM takes a wry look at ways to keep films fresh the second time around. The Digital Post-Production Democracy by Steve Hamilton Almost daily one hears of a digital project gaining theatrical release. But none of these films would likely exist without the creative empowerment provided by DV. The Power of Plug-Ins by Scott Billips The only way to master digital post-production is with a handful of 'plug-ins.' Pedro Almod?var: The Man From La Mancha by Phillip Williams The free-spirited iconoclast of Spanish cinema has a new film which tells a tale of the fine line between love and madness. More is Better for Group 101 by R. Daniel Foster The vow was simple: make one film a month for six months. Three years later that vow has produced more than 1,000 films by auteurs bent on making better films. The Legendary Life of Henry Bumstead by Eric Nazarian The two-time Academy Award-winner shares his memories on collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, George Roy Hill, Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese. Steve Buscemi: Black and White in Color by Jennifer M. Wood Steve Buscemi has conquered the film world by asking all the right questions MM Notebook Letters Home Cinema: Foreign Genre Titles by Travis Crawford Festival Beat: Austin, Telluride IndieFest by Karen Holly & Julie A. Wood World Cinema: The New Spanish Cinema by Phillip Williams Shorts: Richard Roe by Ian E. Lawrence Documentary: Rockets Redglare by Jennifer M. Wood On Location: New York City Profile: Rebecca Miller by Timothy Rhys Frame by Frame: A Directorial Career by Eric Sherman Crossing the Line: John Frankenheimer, Rod Steiger by Steven Peros and Timothy Rhys


Issue 47
June/July/August 2002
Cover Story: Frances McDormand by Travis Crawford Don't tell Frances McDormand that Hollywood is a tough place for actresses over 40. Her versatile body of work has allowed her to become one of cinema's more prolific character actors. A Matter of Opinion by Mark Griffin Though still optimistic that the next great movie may be just around the corner, critics Kenneth Turan, David Sterritt and Roger Ebert are realistic about the state of contemporary cinema. The Return of Ray Carney: (Part I) by Shelly Friedman The world's most outspoken, fearless critic of American cinema is back, with a fresh new rant. Film School Online by Lenny Smith The Internet has paved the way for all sorts of companies to conduct business online. Film education was the next logical step. John Sayles: Genius on a Budget by James L. Menzies In an industry where most non-conformists are eaten alive by the Hollywood monster, John Sayles has proven elusive-and ultimately inedible. New Digital Pathways by Phillip William For independent moviemakers considering the DV route, there's a dizzying array of new choices and considerations to sort through. Numbers Versus Art in the Trailer Business by Adam M. Goldstein In an industry blessed with some of society's most creative minds, one might wonder why most movie trailers feel as if they just rolled off an assembly line. The 25 Most Influential Directors of All Time by Jennifer M. Wood From Welles to Woody, Griffith to Godard, Lang to Lubitsch, MM polled the best and the brightest to count down the 25 most influential directors ever. Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got... an Agent by Karen Holly Two top agents shed some light on how an up-and-coming writer can make a splash-and wrangle representation-in Hollywood. Cable Cinema Productions by Andy Rose Cable television offers indies a new option in the distribution game. The State of Film School transcribed by Jennifer Widor The deans of some of our best-known film programs discuss issues affecting students and faculty in 2002. The French New Wave Revisited by Phillip Williams More than 40 years after their emergence, the directors and films of the French New Wave continue to affect and inform modern moviemakers. MM Notebook Letters Home Cinema: Film School on Your Couch by Travis Crawford Festival Beat: Philadelphia, Cucalorus by Jennifer M. Wood and Howie Goldklang World Cinema: Brazilian Rebirth by Phillip Williams How They Did It: Dead by Monday by Curt Truninger How They Did It: Hungry Hearts by Glenn M. Benest On The Set: Script Supervisor by Julie Ann Robinson Documentary: The Kid Stays in the Picture by Travis Crawford Profile: Doug Liman by Jennifer M. Wood Sponsored Feature: Summer 2002: AFI Crossing the Line: Billy Wilder, Dudley Moore by Steven Peros


Issue 46
March/April/May 2002
Cover Story: Randall Wallace by Karen Holly Though success may seem to have found Randall Wallace rather easily, his career path has not been without the requisite struggles. Here, the writer-director behind We Were Soldiers reveals how he reached the top. Restoration Man by Mark Griffin Film preservation is not just a cause celebre for UCLA's Bob Gitt, it's a way of life. Screenwriting in Cyberspace by Jennifer M. Wood The Internet offers a number of ways to get your script seen-and purchased. Adrian Lyne's Language of Sex and Suspicion by Philip Williams It's been five years since Adrian Lyne made headlines with Lolita. Now the always engaging ,' director is back with another tale of sex and betrayal in Unfaithful. The Dos and Don't of Screenplay Competitions by James L. Menzies Decision-makers at the top Screenwriting competitions sound off about the surefire ways to help (and hinder) your chances of winning. Still Waiting for Star Wars by Andrew Hamlin As Star Wars: Episode II -Attack of the Clones is about to be released, two fans have made certain they're the first ones in line for tickets. Is the Future of Film... Film? by Andy Rose Though DV has revolutionized the independent film world, film is making a comeback, of sorts-and this time the star is 16mm. Screenwriting from the Frontlines by Steven Peros A first-time screenwriter discusses the experience-and rarity-of being invited (by Peter Bogdanovich!) to participate in the production of his script. For the Kid in All of Us by Philip Williams Family films are eating up market share like never before, and moviemakers who can bridge the gap between kids and adults are creating some of our new best-loved classics. The Art of Appreciation by Andy Rose Film societies have emerged as a way for locals to appreciate cinema-and support indie production. Screenwriting With an Accent by Lenny Smith Looking beyond U.S. borders could be a profitable solution for screenwriters out of other options. From Novel to Screen: Authors Speak Out by Jennifer M. Wood Top novelists talk about the way Hollywood has treated their material. Unsung Heroes of Cinema by Bob Mastrangelo Each year we lose a significant portion of what can only be described as the living history of cinema. Here, MM pays tribute to a few of 2001's unsung heroes. MM Notebook Letters Home Cinema: The Cinema of Brian De Palma by Travis Crawford Festival Beat: Park City, Durango by Allison Walton and Jennifer M. Wood World Cinema: Finnish Films by Kirill Galetski How They Did It: What Matters Most by James A. Cusumano Shorts: Psycho Too by Andrew Gluck Oscar-Winning Perspectives: On Screenwriting by Joel Engel Profile: Mika Kaurismaki by Kirill Galetski Mixed Reviews Flash Forward: Polly Cusumano by Tim Rhys Crossing the Line: Sir Nigel Hawthorne, Harold Russell, Julia Phillips by Steven Peros Sponsored Feature: Dr. Rawstock


Issue 45
Dec/January/February 2002
Cover Story: Billy Crudup by Phillip Williams Since winning raves for his stage performance in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, Billy Crudup has carefully been building a reputation as one of his generation's most talented-and career savvy-actors. The Other Side of Orson Welles by Michael Tunison The Other Side of the Wind is considered Orson Welles' last major directorial effort-but will audiences ever get a chance to see it? If Peter Bogdanovich gets his way, it just may happen very soon. Oscar-Winning Perspectives on Editing by Doug Atchison Three Oscar-winning editors-Walter Murch, Anne Coates and Glenn Farr-discuss the dos and don'ts of their craft. Sundance and the Olympics by David Geffner With the Olympic games moving through Park City just a few weeks after Sundance, will competition between moviemakers be the only kind that exists on the mountain this January? Fancydancing with Sherman Alexie by Litsa Dremousis Always fiercely independent poet/novelist/producer/screenwriter Sherman Alexie takes on the role of director for the first time with his digital feature, The Business of Fancydancing. Things I've Learned as a Moviemaker by Sherman Alexie Buzz Without a Budget by Lloyd Kaufman, Adam Jahnke, and Elayne Taylor Lloyd Kaufman, the irrepressible President of Troma, knows something about self-promotion-as any Cannes attendee will tell you. Fill Those Seats! by Elayne Taylor Lloyd Kaufman helps another independent moviemaker traverse the waters of one of the world's most prestigious film festivals. 2002 Top 10 Cities in North America for Moviemakers by Lenny Smith Once again, MM counts down the 10 best places to live in North America if you're a moviemaker-and a few of the picks just may surprise you. Learning from the Classics: Anthony Mann's The Naked Spur by Jeremy Arnold For moviemakers, a lot can be learned from films of the past-and Anthony Mann's western masterpiece is one case in point. 35mm Film Stocks: What Your Favorite DPs are Using by Andy Rose With a new range of 35mm film stocks to choose from, how does a DP pick just one? Cinematographers Allen Daviau, Adam Holender and Elliott Davis reveal their secrets. MM Notebook Letters Home Cinema: The Best and Worst of 2001, Part 1, Part 2 by Travis Crawford and Rus Thompson Festival Beat: Portland Festival of World Cinema by Jeremy Arnold World Cinema: Britain's FilmFour by Phillip Williams How They Did It: 531 by Rob Goodman Shorts: The Parking Spot by David Dooyun Kim Shorts: H.P. Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep by Christian Matzke Documentary: The Truth Behind Film by Terry Zwigoff, D.A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles Mixed Reviews Profile: Selma Blair by Timothy Rhys Crossing the Line: Budd Boetticher, Pauline Kael by Steven Peros

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